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Indigenous Terra Madre, June 17-19, 2011 Yesterday I left Barcelona and took the plane to Stockholm, Sweden. There I met up with friends from India and Jordan who had started their...

For the next few days I will be blogging from Jokkmokk, Sámpi (Sweden) from Indigenous Terra Madre. Stay tuned or watch us online! http://slowfood.sapmi.com/  ...

There is an online Food Security and Nutrition forum happening right now and the topic is: Global Governance and Food Security: Are the current arrangements fit for the job? The...

After a nice long weekend spent eating and climbing in Valencia, I am back to my research. Recently, I have been making my way through  D. John Shaw's excellent book "Food...

In this post I consider the main rights, obligations and responsibilities of right-holders and duty-bearers. The idea of International human rights instruments is to protect the rights of individuals and groups vis-à-vis state governments that have ratified the various agreements, declarations and covenants. When it comes to the right to food, people have the right to access adequate food or the means to procure it.  Because human rights are interrelated, the full realization of the right to adequate food can depend on the realization of other human rights, for example, land, labour, health and education.

Over the past few years, agribusiness, investment funds and government agencies have been acquiring long-term rights over large areas of land in Africa. Together with applicable national and international law,...